[OAI-implementers] valid character encoding
Thomas G. Habing
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:49:32 -0500
Todd White wrote:
> is there a limited number of valid character encodings for a valid OAI
> the encoding i am using is "ISO-8859-1" this is to support some special
> characters in our metadata that were not supported by UTF-8.
> when i tested our newly developed OAI respository software using the
> web-based Open Archives Initiative - Repository Explorer
> (http://oai.dlib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/Explorer/oai2.0/testoai) it told me...
> XML Schema Validation Error !
> Illegal character encoding in XML
> here's the URL to our repository:
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The OAI spec mandates that all XML responses must be encoded as UTF-8.
I believe that every character from ISO-8859-1 has a Unicode point so you
should be able to encode them as UTF-8 with some translation.
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